Issues: Aging

SERINO TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

SERINO TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced that her bill to create a program database for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease passed through Committee earlier this morning.

Serino, the newly appointed chair of the Senate Committee on Aging noted the bill’s significance saying, “As the Aging Chair, my goal is to empower New York Seniors and increasing access to critical information is one of the real ways we can do that.”

March 3, 2015
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Safeguard finances of the elderly

By Bobbie Sackman and Ann Marie Cook, Commentary

Published 5:38 pm, Monday, February 16, 2015

More than 260,000 older New Yorkers suffer from elder abuse every year. The most common form — financial abuse and exploitation — is growing at an alarming rate.

Not only does this heartless crime leave its victims in economic ruin and devastate families, but according to a preliminary finding of a pending report by the Office of Family and Children Services, its conservative impact on the state is $1.7 billion a year in costs for Adult Protective Services, police departments, courts, state Office for the Aging, and necessary new services like SNAP, Medicaid and Crime Victims Assistance.

March 2, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Susan Serino, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 813 LOB

March 3, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Senator Skelos' Free Senior ID Program

Please join Senator Skelos at his FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

March 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid.  This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

February 11, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Sue Serino

In her first appearance on ‘Your Voice,’ Senator Sue Serino answers questions about her legislative priorities, her goals as Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, and eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment. 

February 11, 2015
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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE RELEASES REPORT OUTLINING SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS OF NEW YORK’S SENIORS

IDC “Invest NY” Plan Aims to Expand Senior Housing Options and Enhance Consumer Protections Against Rising Utility Costs

February 10, 2015
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AARP Commends Senator Valesky for Voting to Help NY’s Family Caregivers

Health Committee Sends CARE Act to Full Senate for Consideration; Bill Ensures Caregivers Receive Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks 

Family caregivers are too often left unprepared to provide proper care before taking their loved ones home from the hospital. State Senator David Valesky cast a key vote this week to advance legislation ensuring caregivers are offered instruction in any post-discharge tasks their older parents, spouses or other loved ones will need at home, fostering better care and potentially avoiding costly hospital re-admissions.

February 6, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference: More education, housing, child care, smart growth

By Rachel Shapiro on January 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  The Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate released a 15-point plan Monday to invest in the state's workforce, education, housing, child care and smart growth communities.

The IDC, a five-member group of Democrats, including state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), has had a coalition with Republicans to give them a working majority in the chamber and give the IDC a larger role in Senate business as co-leaders. Now with an outright majority, Republicans continue to work with the IDC, no longer sharing co-leader roles.

January 28, 2015
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Breakaway Senate Dems unveil 'Invest New York' policy agenda

BY KEN LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:48 PM

The breakaway group of five Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a 15-point policy agenda for the new legislative session that includes a call to give localities like New York City the power to set their own minimum wage rates.

Other proposals in the "Invest New York" package would be the creation of an education investment tax credit that private and parochial schools have been pushing for years, a $400 million school construction trust fund, and various housing initiatives.

January 23, 2015
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Serino Will Use Chairmanship to Empower Our Seniors

Serino Will Use Chairmanship to Empower Our Seniors

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that she has been selected to chair the Senate Standing Committee on Aging. The critical committee is charged with considering legislation that has a direct impact on our state’s seniors.

“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to chair the Aging Committee,” said Senator Serino. “It is essential that we, as lawmakers, work together on behalf of our state’s seniors and this committee will be the perfect vehicle to do just that.”

January 23, 2015
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Independent Democratic Conference Launches 2015 Policy Agenda

“INVEST NEW YORK”

IDC Unveils 15 Innovative Investments that will Create Long Term Stability, Security and Sustainability for all New Yorkers

Proposals Invest in New York Workers, Students, Seniors and Families and Support a Significant Expansion in New York State Schools, Housing, and Communities

January 20, 2015
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Valesky-Sponsored Legislation that Targets Seniors’ Participation in Agriculture Signed into Law

SYRACUSE--Two bills sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that expand agriculture-related opportunities for seniors have been signed into law.

December 30, 2014
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February 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Video of Senator Kathy Marchione's 2014 Golden Gathering

Video of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione's 22nd annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event the Senator sponsors that features free health care services including a flu shot clinic, blood pressure screenings and other helpful information for attendees. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering was held at Columbia-Greene Community College, which co-sponsored the highly successful community event that continues to grow in popularity. This year’s Golden Gathering saw more than 1,000 attendees and also featured free door prizes and a classic car show. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering will return for 2015!

December 18, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Bill Perkins Proudly Hosts Annual "Celebration Of Hanukkah" Event

On Saturday, December 20th, 2014, please join Senator Perkins as he proudly hosts “A Celebration Of Hanukkah”—in partnership with Old Broadway Synagogue & BINA Cultural Foundation. 

 

The event will begin at 7:00 PM at Old Broadway Synagogue—15 Old Broadway, between 125th and 126th Street.  A kosher reception will follow. 

 

To RSVP please call the office of Senator Perkins at 212.222.7315

December 20, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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*** SENIOR SCAM PREVENTION FORUM IN OLIVE POSTPONED ***

ONEONTA, 12/08/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that the free senior scam prevention forum scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th at the Olive Free Library in West Shokan has been POSTPONED until further notice.

The senior scam prevention forum will be rescheduled at a later date.   

December 8, 2014
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